From the Editor – Debtor’s Attorney and Other Professionals

By The Honorable William Houston Brown (Retired)

Contempt sanction against attorney was in nature of criminal contempt and notice was inadequate. The Fifth Circuit vacated an order entered by the district court, which had found a law firm in contempt for advertising “no money down” bankruptcies and then failing to comply with debt relief agent requirements in representation of a Chapter 7 debtor. The district court had found the attorney in violation of §§ 526 and 528 and in contempt for violation of §§ 105 and 524(a)(2), awarding $10,000 sanction. Further, the district court enjoined . . .

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